The 411 on College and Life Around Campus
VIDEO & SINGLE PREMIERE: Derek Louis // "I Wouldn't Trade"
[Review]: 'Beautiful Boy' is a Sensationalized and...
ALBUM PREMIERE: HOUSTON KENDRICK, PINK Mixtape
Is American Horror Story On Its Way Out?
July 2018 Playlist: The Top 65 Tunes of the Month
5 Cities to Visit While Studying Abroad in Valencia, Spain
Cast of 'Guardians of The Galaxy' Release Statement...
Sweater Beats Releases New Single "Enemy" Featuring Sorana: Watch
Artist Spotlight: Chloe Lilac Releases Mellow Record...
Christian Kuya Shows What the Top "Feel Like" in New...
[Exclusive Interview]: Summer Days with Hit-Makers A R I Z O N A
The College Student's Guide to Poshmark
Natty Reeves Unveils 'Siren' EP, Talks Inspiration,...
Sam Stan Returns With "Outta My League" Music Video: Watch
Notifi Returns With New Track, "Won't Get Lonely": Listen
Demi Lovato's Struggle With Addiction
The Internet Release New Album, 'Hive Mind': Listen
Premiere: Primoz Get the Party Started "Over &...
8 Years of One Direction and We Still Haven't Moved On
Watch Ciara Show Off Her Notorious Dance Moves in...
Rap Sensation DEVMO Just 'Change My Mind' With New EP: Listen
Ben Dragon Sends Kids on Paper Chase For Music Video...
BZZY is Back with New Track, "Firefly": Listen
[Exclusive]: Interview with KINGDM, Shares His...
6 Things to Do While Visiting Australia
Watch the First Official Trailer For DC's 'Shazam!'
Brand'Nu Has Love in His "Pocket" in New Music Video: Watch
Local Artists Rejoice: Spotify Launches New Feature...
Unlimited Gravity Makes a Scene with New Video For...
'Three Identical Strangers' is an Equal Parts...
BOY, OH BOY, DID THEY COME TO PLAY. By they, I mean the Cleveland Cavaliers. They were able to stay with the Warriors for all of regulation. Unfortunately, JR Smith committed a blunder, which I will get into later, that would ultimately cost them the game. The Warriors won 124-114, but there is a much larger story behind that score.
In the first quarter, like I said, they played really well. They even ended the quarter with a 30-29 lead. LeBron ended with 14 points and it almost felt like they had a chance. Then, you realize… it is still the Warriors. A good first quarter, but we were all still waiting for the Warriors to get back in it.
The second quarter comes around and it stayed a close game. At the end of the first half it was tied 56-56, but thats only because the Warriors close the quarter strong and Steph Curry hit a 32 foot three at the buzzer. As a fan (of the NBA, not the Cavs), it felt like the Cavs were doomed. The Warriors, for whatever reason, are an atom bomb in the third quarter, and the Cavs did not have a large enough lead to survive it.
[Review]: ‘Beautiful Boy’ is a Sensationalized and White Washed Version of the Opioid Crisis
Suwannee Hulaween Celebrates A Very Successful 6th Year
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Wicked Good or Devilish Disaster?
The run started early, as the Warriors started the third quarter on a 10-3 run. However, the Cavs made shots and stayed right there in the game, because a basketball team can do all things through LeBron who strengthens them. Even after a 14-5 run by the Warriors, hey ended the quarter 84-78, and with a legendary fourth quarter from LeBron, they still had a chance.
Thats exactly what they got, as LeBron had 12 points, and saw a pass that would set up a dramatic ending. He zipped in a pass to George Hill who was open in the paint, and, since the Warriors don’t like open layups, Klay Thompson fouled him. It was a clear foul, and the Warriors were in the bonus so it gave the Cavs two free throws, down 106-105. George Hill hit the first, but missed the second one, tying it up. JR Smith got the rebound and… tried to dribble out the clock! Smith, thinking the Cavaliers were up a point, dribbled out to the three point, not realizing they needed a shot, somehow. He eventually realized, but they couldn’t get up a good shot. This picture basically says it all.
Overtime came around and the Cavs were just emotionally defeated, and it showed. They started 0-4 from the field, and the Warriors ended up taking an 11 point lead and that was all she wrote. The feeling for all of overtime was that what JR Smith did may resonate for much longer than overtime. The Warriors won OT 17-7 and the game 124-114.
Someone compared this game to the Game 1 of the Houston-Orlando series from 1995 NBA Finals, and boy is it a good comparison. JR Smith ruined, perhaps, the one chance the Cavs had to snatch the momentum they needed. Now, it’s not impossible that the Cavs can recover from this game and make this a series. However, it feels like this was their shot, and it just feels like they squandered, and wasted a legendary a 51 point performance from LeBron. He may be the GOAT, but man, it looks like its going to be hard for the rest of the series. I may be wrong, but, after what we saw tonight, I think a sweep might be coming.
I am a sports nerd, who also loves movies, television, and podcasts. I apologize for the bad jokes, which there will be many of.